Two separate questions here (possibly same answer, possibly not);
1. Travelling to USA. What's the best way to pay for food, accommodation, petrol etc? Don't want to be carrying too much cash around. Likely to spend £1k-1.5k. This wil be a communal card for 4 of us, so thinking a prepaid cash card allowing topping up along the way would be best.
The Travelex card loks to be decent;
2. Travelling to the USA and Colombia. This will be for personal spending. I'm thinking a credit card with good rates (http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money) would be best, but as a student it's unlikely I'll get one? Main query here is how to deal with two currencies. Likely to spend £5-800 in USA, and £500 in Colombia. Maybe another cash card for USA? Apparently debit cards are best in Colombia, guess I can just withdraw on my Natwest card and pay for stuff in cash.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated.